Pictured: Jamie Miller Oxford Head Injury Services CEO and John Day President of the MG Car Club and the Oxford Head Injury Services Tuesday Gang At the press launch for our new partnership
We are all delighted to announce that Oxford Head Injury Services has been chosen as the official Charity partner for MG Live! which takes place at the world famous Silverstone racing circuit home of the British Grand Prix.
MG Live! which takes place on the weekend of June 4th and 5th is the world’s premier MG event with thousands of fans of the iconic British sports car from around the globe flocking to the home of British motor sport to celebrate their shared passion for all things MG.
The MG Car Club, organisers of MG Live was founded in Abingdon, Oxfordshire in 1930, it has over 50,000 members worldwide. The Club remains in Abingdon, located at Kimber House – just 200 yards from the site of the MG Car Company’s works.
John Day, the MG Car Club President said:
“Oxford Head Injury Services is the perfect fit for the MG Car Club and MGLive! 2016. The link between them is very strong, and I believe it’s a charity that people will wholeheartedly understand and support.”
Jamie Miller CEO of Oxford Head Injury Services said:
“We are thrilled to have been chosen as the Charity partner for MG Live.Every year in Oxfordshire a staggering 4,000 people suffer a serious head injury.Brain injury can strike people of any age, and from any walk of life and at any time.
We know at first hand the results can be devastating, having an immediate and long term impact on the lives of individuals, their families and carers.
We also know that life is precious, but to make our lives full we need to live them. This means we need to understand risk, mitigate it where possible but we should also embrace it, for when we take risks we push our experience and understanding, developing into better human beings as a consequences.
This commitment and love of life is one we share with MG. Over MG’s 90 year history this belief has been summed up in its famous slogan “Safety Fast”. Whilst maintaining its reputation as the premier British manufacturer of iconic sports cars, it has also often been an innovator in car safety.
This commitment by MG and the rest of the car industry has seen hugely dramatic falls in the number of traffic fatalities year on year on our roads, from a peak figure of over 9,000 deaths in 1941 to 1,700 in 2013. There is still much work to be done and of course the incredible safety devices in our cars mean that many more people now survive previously fatal accidents. However, as fatalities decrease, brain injuries have increased with brain injuries rising by 6% in the last year and acquired brain injuries rising in total by 10% in this time.
The Headway Team will be at MGLive! for the entire weekend, please do come and say hello, we are always looking to make new friends!”
Pictured:Oxford Head Injury Services CEO Jamie Miller and MG Car Club President John Day at Kimber House in Abingdon Home of the MG car Club
Tickets for MGLive! start from £18 for a Member’s day ticket, while a weekend ticket start at £28. With two days of racing, a packed programme of entertainment, trade stalls and much, much more, visit www.mglive.co.uk to book your tickets now.